Kids Crafts: Scrapbooking

May is National Scrapbooking Month, so I thought I’d share some ideas for scrapbooking projects that are perfect for kids of all ages. Scrapbooking is an awesome way for children to express themselves through a combination of pictures, words, drawings and photos and to learn about the world around them, and document their experiences. Scrapbooks and journals also make wonderful keepsakes for years to come.

It’s a great time of year to get outside and learn about birds in the backyard and on nature walks. This tutorial offers some free printables and great tips for keeping a Bird Journal. Try taking your bird journal to a variety of habitats, your backyard, the park, near lakes and swamps, the zoo and nature preserves and be sure to bring a camera, colored pencils, crayons, etc to help your kids remember what they discover.

 Bird Watching Book – Think Crafts

Do your kids love decorating their school supplies? My nieces are very into stickers and tape and putting their names on everything. This tutorial gives your kids the opportunity to create really cool personalized folders to showcase their work.

Make Your Own Folder – Think Crafts

Scrapbooking and journaling does not have to be expensive or fancy. Here is a great tutorial for making a fun, simple summer scrapbook that kids can create.

Simple Summer Scrapbooks Kids Can Make – Inner Child Fun

Keeping a nature journal is one of the most self directed ways your kids can learn about the world around them. The following tutorial has some great ideas and resources for kids (and parents) who are interested in starting their own nature journal.

How to Start a Nature Journal – Education Possible – Megan Zechman

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